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On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service as an agency of the Department of Interior. Though President Wilson is known more for his foreign policy (WWI took place during his administration,) he left an enduring conservation legacy. Aside from The NPS, Wilson also established several national parks including Hawaii Volcanoes, Rocky Mountain and the Grand Canyon.
Happy birthday to the National Park Service!
7 thoughts on “Happy 103rd Birthday, NPS!”
Hooray! And Happy Birthday!
Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine.
The Grand Canyon rocks! Especially at sunrise or sunset. Great Pics and history lesson!
The birth of the NPS really is worth celebrating! They’ve done so much in preserving the beauty of the big USA!
Yes indeed! Hopefully they will survive all the budget cuts lately